Telford child sex exploitation: Tory councillors call for full council meeting to set up independent inquiry

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Conservative councillors in Telford have called for an extraordinary full council meeting to be held to discuss an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the town.

The Tory councillors, led by leader Andrew Eade, are demanding that Telford & Wrekin Council sets up its own probe into claims that more than 1,000 girls have been abused over several decades in the town.

They have put forward a motion requesting an extraordinary meeting.

Their motion states: “This council resolves to implement and fund an immediate local independent inquiry into all aspects of historical and current instances of CSE within the borough of Telford & Wrekin.”

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The group of five councillors call on the council to convene such an inquiry “as soon as possible and within the next five working days”.

They want the council to set up a working party charged with approving an independent inquiry chairman, the terms of reference of the inquiry and a timetable.

The motion has been backed by Telford MP Lucy Allan, who says she has been approached by women who have been victims.

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